Delhi-NCR wake up to rains and thunderstorms, traffic affected due to waterlogged roads

Delhi Police asked people to avoid using the Azad Market underpass route as it was closed due to 1.5 feet of waterlogging.

Delhi-NCR wake up to rains and thunderstorms, traffic affected due to waterlogged roads
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New Delhi: Delhi-NCR on Saturday (August 21, 2021) woke up to rains and thunderstorms as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted more showers during the day. The continuous rainfall has also led to affecting traffic due to waterlogged roads in the national capital.

The met department also informed that Safdarjung in Delhi reported 73.2 mm rain between 2:30 AM and 5:30 AM.

Delhi Police in the morning around 6:30 informed that the Azad Market underpass is closed due to 1.5 feet waterlogging. "Please avoid using this route," it said in a tweet.

In a tweet around 7:10 AM, the IMD said that thunderstorm with rain is likely to continue over most places of Delhi and NCR for the next 2 hours.

The weather department had earlier said that thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of most places of NCR namely Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Noida, Greater Noida. It also predicted rain over Haryana's Kaithal, Karnal, Rajaund, Assandh, Panipat, Gohana, Gannaur, Sonipat, Narwana, Jind, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Sohana, Palwal, Panipat, Karnal, Gohana, Gannaur and Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, Gangoh, Deoband, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Baraut, Bagpat and Jattari.

The IMD had earlier forecasted light to moderate rainfall and thundershowers till August 23 in the national capital. 

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